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EXPANDED METAL

NOMENCLATURE

DIAMOND - The open area formed by strands and bonds. Normally the open area is diamond shaped.
STRAND - The single metal strip that forms the perimeter of the diamond. The strand thickness is the thickness of the metal from which the expanded metal is produced. The strand width is the amount of material advanced before forming the next diamond.
BOND - The point where adjacent strands intersect. The bond width is always twice the width of the strand.
LWD - Long way of the diamond - indicates the distance from center-to-center of linear bonds in the long direction.
SWD - Short way of the diamond - indicates the distance from center-to-center of linear bonds in the short direction.
LWO - Long way of the opening - indicates the clear opening of the diamond in the long direction.
SWO - Short way of the opening - indicates the clear opening of the diamond in the short direction.

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PATTERN ORIENTATION

Stock sheets are produced with the LWD running in the length of the sheet and the SWD running in the width of the sheet. For custom applications, we can provide reverse flow sheets up to certain size constraints. Contact our sales staff for custom sheet pricing and availability.

MATERIALS / FINISHES

All expanded metals are available in a variety of metals; carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Carbon steel expanded metal is lightly oiled and should be cleaned prior to the application of finish coatings. Additionally, carbon steel expanded metals can easily be painted or galvanized to enhance corrosion resistance. (Certain popular carbon steel items are stocked galvanized.)

Aluminum products are stocked mill finish and can be anodized or epoxy coated. Stainless steel products are similarly stocked with a mill finish. Stainless steel can be electroplated to provide for a bright finish or abrasive blasted to provide a uniform matte finish.

DECO-MESH

Deco-Mesh has the beauty of wrought iron with the strength and economy of expanded metal. Manufactured from heavy duty 10 gauge sheet, the 1.56" x 7.38" design size yields a clear opening of 1-1/4" x 6-3/8".
    OPEN AREA 66%
    STOCK SHEET SIZES:  4'-0" X 8'-0" AND 6'-0" X 8'-0"

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